SCC litterScotstoun Community Council are holding a Community Clean up at 9.30am on Saturday 7 May. The clean up will take place along Earl Street and the volunteers will be meeting at 9.30am at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, G14 0BL.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scotscoco@gmail.com

WeGoPedal_News_Issue2_BannerIssue 2 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! We have had great feedback on the first newsletter which came out in January and we hope you enjoy the second issue just as much!

The newsletter features lots of useful information to encourage people to cycle more, start cycling again and learn to cycle including Belles on Bikes, Free Wheel North and Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly awards!

WeGoPedal_News_Issue2_FrontPageSo what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WeGoPedal_News_Issue2_Mar2016 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

And if you are already out and about on your bike then why not join the We Go Pedal team and help Team Glasgow become European Cycling City 2016!

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

CLS_Logo_AmnddWe are also very grateful to Cycle Law Scotland who have kindly sponsored the newsletter. And through the Road Share campaign they are also petitioning the Scottish Government for presumed liability on the roads.

You also can download Issue 1 of the newsletter here and keep up to date with the We Go Pedal project on our blog!

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Streets Award logo 2015The Streets Ahead Awards 2016  are searching for people and projects who have made a difference to the streets, parks and gardens of Glasgow, by planting, pruning, picking up litter, or planning bigger projects for the future.

Streets Ahead is an exciting celebration of the Evening Times campaign which has helped to transform the city over the past 12 months. The campaign was launched in 2011, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, City Charitable Trust, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and ScotRail.

They want to hear from you if you are a school, business, community project, club and individuals who have done their best to clean up Glasgow’s streets.

Enter today to be rewarded for your hard work! Deadline for entries is Wednesday 18 May 2016. This year the event will take place on Wednesday 5 June 2016. For more information about this event please contact Lynsay Wong on 0141 302 6082 or Lynsay.wong@heraldandtimes.co.uk.

You can follow #streetsahead16 on Twitter!

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Treezilla_LogoTreezilla is making a monster map of Britain’s trees. Treezilla is an exciting new platform for citizen science to map every tree in Britain. The platform has been devised for The Open Science Laboratory and it will create a data-rich platform on which a wide range of citizen science investigations can be built.

You can use Treezilla to record the trees near you and to find out how they benefit the local environment. St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Jordanhill have already mapped some of the trees on their campus!

Kingsway_garden_treeThe initial focus of the project is looking at the ‘ecosystem services’ provided by trees. Imagine a tree in your neighbourhood, it is not just an inert object, it is a living plant taking in carbon dioxide from the air and giving out the oxygen we need to survive. The tree also removes various pollutants from the atmosphere such as PM10 particulates, sulphur dioxide, ozone and nitrogen dioxide. These pollutants can have serious negative effects on human health, 24,000 people die each year as a result of air pollution. Urban trees are particularly important in reducing the levels of air pollution.

You can find out more about the project and how to get involved on the Treezilla website! Read the rest of this entry »

scottish-parliament-2266485Scotstoun Community Council in partnership with other local community councils are hosting an election hustings from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street G14 0BL.

The hustings are an opportunity to hear your local candidates speak and an opportunity to ask questions before the election. The candidates will be from the Glasgow Anniesland constituency, which is one of the eight constituencies in Glasgow. There are also list MSPs that represent the Glasgow region as well. The four candidates that will be along are:

Scottish Parliamentary elections take place every 5 years and the next election will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016. Community councils have no political affiliation.

ScotstounCC_logoDon’t forget – to be able to vote you need to be registered – the cut off date for registering to vote in the Scottish elections is midnight on Monday 18 April (today!) and by midnight on Tuesday 7 June to vote in the EU referendum on Thursday 23 June. Register to vote here.

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Tontine Lane during the Merchant City Festival

Tontine Lane during the Merchant City Festival

Glasgow City Council’s Regeneration and the Economy Policy Development Committee will be considering a proposal to revamp many of the lanes in the City Centre.

The report will update the committee on the scope and timescale for developing a city centre lanes strategy which forms part of the City Centre Strategy 2014-19 (CCS) which went live in April 2014 with an ambitious 55 actions. The report states there is huge potential as the lanes have not traditionally been utilised to their full potential.

You can read more about the proposal in the the report (which will be heard by the Committee on Tue 19 Apr) on the Council’s website and on the Evening Times website.

Ward13_CommBudgetingEventGarscadden and Scotstounhill Area Partnership will be hosting a Community Budgeting event from 6.30 to 8.30pm on Thursday 21 April at Yoker Resource Centre, 10 Kelso Pl, Glasgow G14 0LL

Following a call for proposals from local community groups/organisations for funding these organisations will be invited to present their plan at the Community Budgeting event. Local residents will then vote to determine which proposals are funded and a decision will be made at the event on which organisations are awarded funding.

The funding is being made available following a number of successful pilots and Glasgow City Council are pleased that the Scottish Government has made funds available to match fund a budget identified by each Area Partnership. This will provide a total of £10,000 for each of Glasgow’s 21 Area Partnerships for local communities to bid into and you can find details of all 21 events on the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership website.

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership is committed to the promotion of Community Budgeting (also known as Participatory Budgeting).  This is a process by which the public are encouraged to participate in decision making.

Further information can also be found on the Glasgow City Council website.

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We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

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